Air Force Marathon: Did you know?

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Not a runner?

Doesn’t matter! You don’t have to be a runner to attend the Air Force Marathon’s Health & Fitness Expo on Sept. 15-16. Come out and visit one of the many vendors, ranging from marathons to parks and recreation — and grab some freebies while you are at it. 

Hate traffic?

Runners can avoid the headaches and park at Wright State University’s Nutter Center parking lot and jump on the free shuttle service provided by the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority. Starting at 3:30 a.m., shuttles will run every 10 minutes until 5 a.m. Return shuttles back to the Nutter Center are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Getting dropped off to run the marathon?

The Nutter Center will also be the designated location for runner drop-off and pickups, where they can ride the shuttle. Only runners with race bibs can ride the shuttle.  

Want to keep your runner’s spirits up?

Spectators can cheer on their runner between mile 14 and 15 of the full marathon at the Fairborn Fly Zone in downtown Fairborn. Free shuttle service will be provided to and from the start and finish lines. Look for the yellow “Fairborn City Schools” buses. For more information, go to   


Grab a drink or bite to eat from one of the food vendors at the finish line and while you wait for your runner to cross it.

Waste no more!

Instead of trash bins all over, you will now see trash stations, where volunteers will assist with sorting litter to reduce the amount sent to landfills. All leftover food will be donated and compostable waste turned into compost for use in improving the local soil. Reduce, reuse and recycle!  

After the marathon, want to celebrate that big accomplishment?

Starting at 5 p.m., come out to The Greene in Beavercreek to hear live music. Partake in a beer tasting, where your finisher’s medal gets you $5 off, and enjoy special discounts from several restaurants and stores while you mingle with fellow runners and the Air Force Marathon staff.